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Re: “Bitty and Beau's, a coffee shop staffed by intellectually and developmentally disabled people, opening in Charleston

What an amazing idea! I will follow the progress as Bitty and Beau's comes to Charleston and make sure to be there when they open!

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Posted by Amy Patterson on April 28, 2017 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Best Local Legislator

I find it sad and disturbing that this is the best we have.

Posted by Glenda Miller on April 28, 2017 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Mary Edna Fraser 100-foot banner unfurled to kick off Awakening V: King Tides

every time I drive by this building I think about this >…

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Posted by LA 1 on April 28, 2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

In Houston Avenue formerly known as Avenue CDC which develops affordable housing has for over 20 years had a big ticketed event with an art auction where the participating artists can choose to donate either %50 %75 %100 of the purchase price. There is a preview event that tickets are about $100 each to come and the artists all come free. Also the Sat. event is about $30 a person now and artists come free. Most of us also volunteer time to help with the event. The desire among artists to participate has grown so each artist can only submit one large piece or two small ones. I have been participating almost since the beginning and usually sell one of my figure watercolors. We also get to set the market value and minimum bid and the then the buy now based on that. Images are on their website before the auction. it is a big success because of the split between artist and charity. I have tried to get some other organizations to do similar events but no luck . Only one other so far and they set the minimum bid and only give %30 to the artist. More organizations should consider a split if they want donations

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Posted by Rona Lesser on April 27, 2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “The road to S.C.’s fourth national title might just be paved in prosciutto

That's our local kids and one is my daughter. We are so proud of them. We will be heading down tomorrow to watch the competition Saturday.

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Posted by Kathy Shaggy Cartee on April 27, 2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

Bravo to the city for turning down the application.Now let's put our energy to halt the hotels from taking away the Charleston we came here to enjoy. It won't be long before we won't be able to look out across the harbor and enjoy the views.

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Posted by giotta on April 27, 2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

Tom Starland - This is not about this issue just being discovered. ITS ABOUT IT STILL HAPPENING. But you couldn't resist just being mean. Per usual.
If you weren't running such an outdated publication and had any readership, maybe someone would take notice of what you say.

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Posted by jforest on April 27, 2017 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

You know how people say that it is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission? Not with construction permits. The professionals know this. They f*cked up. "Oh, but they're wealthy businesspeople, shouldn't they get their way with this neato thingy?" Dwayne asks.

No because that would make it even more f*cked up. The argument that they've rehabilitated the Rivers Federal Building is a red herring; they are getting their money out of that hotel and the restaurants just like they originally planned.

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Posted by factoryconnection on April 27, 2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “City and state legislators push plans to bolster affordable housing in Charleston

The Homeownership Initiative has several homes in its inventory and is a great place to start to provide affordable housing. This legislation kicks the can down the road. We have a good start in the HI program it's just highly under utilized. Please Google it to learn more

Posted by John McCollum on April 27, 2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “It was the best of, it was the worst of

Really, you should take a harder look in-house if you're concerned. Awards have been created specifically for advertisers. It's a joke and it has been for a while. Foghorn Leghorn pretty accurately summarized the process. What you're doing is describing a turd sandwich and saying one half sucks instead of the other.

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Posted by BNP29412 on April 27, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

The real bullshit is that I have written many a commentary about this problem in my arts publications, Charleston Arts and Carolina Arts over the last 30 years. Yet the problem continues because some top artists continue to give and they receive exposure and then the organizations use them as a example to recruit other artists. If artists just say no there wouldn't be a problem. I have always recommended to them - If you want to make a contribution to a charity - sell your art at normal price and give them a cash donation. That protects your market. Or sell your work to a patron of your work who then can give that work to the charity and get the full donation cost of the artwork. The real bullshit is folks who act like they just discovered this problem. Tom Starland, editor and publisher of Carolina Arts.

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Posted by Tom Starland on April 27, 2017 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

Has anyone applied any science at all to the noise argument? Sounds to me (excuse the pun) that too many subjective arguments are being bandied around regardless of the merits of the case.

Posted by Chris Leigh-Jones on April 27, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

When my wife and I came to Charleston we were approached by a growing stream of charities, all with their angle and message. We supported very many, Spoleto included but to be honest, after 5 years I'm a little jaded from the experience and in the instance of Spoleto it really was a one-way street. You see a gushing approach once per year and nothing in between or are made to feel inadequate for saying politely no. I'd like to see some rationalization and concentration on ones that deliver real value to hard pushed sections of our community or work for change. Chris Leigh-Jones, LS Group, 95 Broad St.

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Posted by Chris Leigh-Jones on April 27, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

I went bankrupt under that principal- exposure... the mortgage company called- they asked if I was going to pay.. I replied, I'm working for exposure.
NEVER AGAIN.. it sends a really bad message to those of us who, as authors, artists- whatever- that we are not worthy of your attention, but your pocket certainly fattened- and not by the Hoppin' John at New Year's Eve.

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Posted by Warren Bobrow on April 27, 2017 at 10:39 AM

Re: “It was the best of, it was the worst of

Oh, Ms. Parks, your opinion pieces are as refreshing as a shot of hemlock with a side of arsenic on toast points.

"Best of" issues are annual mainstay of city papers nationwide. They're not some corporate conspiracy to gentrify smaller, and typically better, local offerings but solely popularity polls. Often ballot stuffed and just a way for city papers to increase their ad revenue for a specific week. Frankly you should applaud CCP's efforts to include their own editor recommendations, which I found worthwhile. Besides don't you have better things to write about like Trump's similarity to Hitler or the CIS normal patriarchal hegemony?

One thing you can be assured of when it comes to your writing, you'll never have to worry about, appearing in anything "best of"

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on April 27, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

It's called penance. Sin against the city planning board and play the price. Some latitude should be given that the owners took an ugly office building and turned it into an equally ugly looking hotel (externally) with a great bar.

That being said, there isn't a house or apartment closer than a city block away (on one side) and five stories below this rooftop location. Compared to equal venues like the Bohemian, the Watch, Stars, The Pavilion, the Vendue and even Revelry Brewing, this place is practically soundproof.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on April 27, 2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Culinary Institute of Charleston looks to high schoolers to increase declining enrollment

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Posted by Nelson Dickson on April 27, 2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

Ron,I thought that was "your" head. OH WELL!!!

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Posted by dun'kin Duncan on April 27, 2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Jack Black's new movie The D-Train is tasteless and unfunny

I agree 100% with this article. Its so upsetting to see Jack Black ruin his career with this movie. I was a very big Jack Black fan and now im just angry after watching this. Screw angry, im pissed. Everything about this movie sucked.

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Posted by Jess Daniels on April 27, 2017 at 5:50 AM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

The neighborhood is being petty the Dewberry bar is literally five floors above the nearest house so what type of noise are we actually complaining about. If it's about the permitting process that's fine but admit it.

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Posted by brandon johnson on April 27, 2017 at 3:07 AM
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